A Building Engineering Inspector performs a combination of the following essential job functions: inspects site grading, building, plumbing, and electrical and mechanical construction and installations on single-family dwellings and minor commercial and industrial buildings to ensure conformity with code requirements and zoning ordinances; reviews plans for building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical details to determine code and ordinance compliance prior to performing inspections; assists in performing inspections of the more complex structures such as multi-storied buildings; initiates changes to private construction site work in structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and related features to meet code requirements; initiates soil tests where evidence indicates soil instability; inspects rehabilitation projects to ensure compliance with current code requirements and zoning ordinances; performs business license inspections to ensure code and ordinance compliance; processes permit requests at public counters; prepares reports and maintains records related to code inspection or plan checking; files complaints against willful violators of the County Building Laws and testifies in court, if necessary; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
OPTION I: One year of experience as a General Contractor, Building Construction project lead/working supervisor or Superintendent, or inspector of building construction for compliance with building codes -OR-
OPTION II: Completion of two years in an accredited college or university with specialization in engineering, architecture or inspection technology* -OR-
OPTION III: One year of building inspection experience as a Building Engineering Inspector Aid** in the service of the County of Los Angeles.
LICENSE A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
Certificate: A valid certification in building inspection -AND- a valid certification in one of the following: electrical, plumbing or mechanical inspection from a recognized code certification organization in a code used by the County of Los Angeles.***
PHYSICAL CLASS Physical Class III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION *Applicants qualifying under OPTION II must submit a copy of their transcript with their application at the time of filing. The transcript must indicate completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units (equivalent to two years of coursework) and the area of specialization. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application filing; however, official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required transcripts will be rejected as incomplete.
**Applicants qualifying under OPTION III must have County status as a Building Engineering Inspector Aid as evidenced by holding such payroll title for the required period of time. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.
***Applicants MUST attach copies of their valid certification in building inspection and a valid certification in one of the following: electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspection to their application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required certificates will be rejected as incomplete.
In accordance with the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949, which requires the valid certification of building inspectors and certain other titles, persons appointed to such titles prior to January 1, 1994, who have remained in continuous County employment on such titles, shall be exempt from the certification provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949.
License Information: All successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR (4) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Appointees may be required to provide automobiles and drive them in the County service at the rate of compensation allowed by the Board of Supervisors. Appointees who are required to drive their vehicles in the County service MUST SHOW PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE THAT MEETS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS.
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The Department's responsibilities include monitoring and controlling traffic signals countywide from its Traffic Management Center in Alhambra. As a first responder agency, Public Works also maintains a 24-hour Dispatch Center and an on-call Department Emergency Operations Center. In addition, it provides project management services for the design and construction of the County Capital Projects Program and plays a leadership role in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid and hazardous waste management. The Department also manages about 150 active capital projects with a total construction value of over $2 billion.
Its annual operating budget of $2.3 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas excise and sales tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and Contract Cities revenues.
The Department's workforce is made up of 4,000 employees in more than 500 job classifications including professional, technical, clerical and skilled crafts.